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In my book 'Black but Human': Slavery and  Visual Art in Hapsburg Spain1480-1700 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), I focus on the emergence of the slave and freed slave subjects in the visual form of Imperial Spain. I explore the links between visual regimes and early modern Spanish discourses on slavery and human diversity that are the historic roots of contemporary racism in the Hispanic world.

In 2009, I was a Visitor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Granada where I have been invited to join three international collaborative networks (2008-13), all sponsored by the Spanish government. I have also established links with the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid and Valencia. In 2011, I was a Visitor in the Department of Media Studies at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. I was invited to deliver a Public Lecturer at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City (Mexico, Oct 2015); at the University of Chicago (USA, Feb 2017) with the newly created Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture, where I also run a Workshop on my book in progress (USA, Feb 2017; and at the University of Pittsburgh (USA, Sep. 2017). I also taught  at the Universities of Granada, Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and Pittsburgh.

My research has received considerable international recognition also through papers I was invited to give in international conferences and in publications in Latin America, Europe and in the USA.